Metal Detecting After a Hurricane and gold coins on a beach

Best Beach Metal Detectors

The break line is a fantastic but potentially dangerous area to hunt. Best done in a calm sea, walking in the break with your waterproof pulse induction detector can allow you to hunt some areas which are only uncovered briefly. Be sure to bring your long handled sand scoop as there is no way you'll be able to dig by hand.

Minelab Excalibur II Metal Detector with 10" Search Coil

$1,599.00
17 frequency Minelab Excalibur II metal detector with 10" search coil. Submersible, rugged hunting tool for small & mid-sized treasures
SKU: 3303-0124
★★★★★

Minelab CTX 3030 Standard Metal Detector with Wireless Headphones

$2,499.00
Go pro & find more treasures using the Minelab CTX 3030 standard, waterproof metal detector with wireless headphones
SKU: 3228-0101
★★★★★

Minelab Equinox 800 Metal Detector

$999.00
Minelab's Equinox 800 offers the most versatility for all treasure hunting across any terrain, perfect for the beach. Multi-IQ technology helps you find more.
SKU: 3720-0002
★★★★★

Garrett ACE Apex Metal Detector, Two Search Coils Ripper & Raider, Headphones & Sand Scoop Beach Bundle

This Garrett ACE Apex is equipped with the 8.5" x 11" submersible Raider Search Coil and the Ripper coil for even more flexibility. Multi-Salt and multi-frequency settings allow you to find even more treasure.

Quest Orange Scuba Tector XPointer Metal Detector Diving Beach Bundle with Sand Scoop

This Quest bundle is ready to get you in the water. Complete with sand scoop and mesh pouch for sifting, you won't have any trouble spotting treasure.

Best Beach Pinpointers

Have you ever found as trove of lead fishing weights? Picking them up and disposing of them properly is a fantastic way to be a good steward of the hobby. But wait, there's more! Lead and gold are very close in density, if the ocean has churned up and spit out some lead weights, chances are, if there was gold nearby, that was churned up as well!

Nokta Makro PulseDive 2-in-1 Scuba Detector and Pinpointer - Yellow

$189.00
The Nokta Makro Pulsedive Scuba Detector - Yellow is designed for land and water. Features a dive mode and is waterproof up to 60m (200 ft).
SKU: 10000113
★★★★★

Minelab Pro-Find 35 Pinpointer

$129.00
Need extra accuracy to locate your treasures? This Minelab Pro-Find 35 Pinpointer with DIF technology & adjustable sensitivity is your tool
SKU: 3226-0003
★★★★★

Garrett Pro-Pointer AT Waterproof Pinpointer with Z-Lynk

$144.95
The all-terrain Garrett Pro-Pointer AT Waterproof Pinpointer works with Z-Lynk wireless headphones and is waterproof up to 20 feet.
SKU: 1142200
★★★★★

Minelab Pro-Find 20 Pinpointer

$99.00
Accurately pinpoint locations to the nearest inch using the Minelab Pro-Find 20 pinpointer with instant haptic/vibration and audio feedback.
SKU: 3226-0004

Nokta Makro PulseDive Scuba Detector with 8" Coil - Black

$189.00
The Nokta Makro Pulsedive Scuba Detector is equipped with an 8" Dive Coil for greater detection depth and range. Features dive mode and is waterproof up to 60m (200 ft).
SKU: 10000115
★★★★★

Best Beach Scoops

Hunting around fire pits can be lucrative as well. This hunting takes some patience as there is often much trash in these areas but that is often a deterrent to other, less patient, TH'ers.

Detecting Adventures T-Rex 8" Stainless Steel Sand Scoop - Honeycomb Holes

$274.95
Stress-free scooping with the T-Rex 8" scoop by Detecting Adventures. Made tough with a reinforced top plate, Gusset, and angled handle mount. Scoop weighs 2.5 lbs. Fits 1-3/8" diameter handle. Handle is not included.
SKU: SS-TR8
★★★★★

Neptune Carbon Fiber 45" Scoop Handle 1-1/2"

$129.99
This 45" Neptune Carbon Fiber Scoop Handle from Anderson Detector Shafts is perfect for any scoop with a 1.5" handle mount.
SKU: 0612

Anderson Neptune T-Grip for 1 3/8" Carbon Fiber Sand Scoop Handle

$39.99
Designed to fit 1-3/8" carbon fiber sand scoop shafts with a durable silicone rubber grip.

Tube Tubb Floating Sifter for Lake River Beach Metal Detecting

$174.99
If you like detecting in the water, the Tube Tubb floating sifter gives you space to clean your finds and keep them all in one place, safely in the sieve.
Read Kellyco's Metal Detecting after Hurricanes Guide
Know What To Look For and How
Once the all clear is given after a hurricane, heading out with your detector can mean you find one of your best finds ever. As always, please be safe and obey local law enforcement. You are more important than anything you may find.
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Beach Hunting Quick Tips


And don't forget! Clean your coil! Salt and other minerals are abundant in sea water. After the water and sand is long gone, these minerals are left behind on your coil and in the cover and can cause significant interference. Remove your coil cover and wash both in fresh water after every beach outing.

Graphic showing high and low tides and where to search
Read Kellyco's Beach Guide
Become an Expert Beach Hunter
Need some tips before you hit the sand? We've got all the tips and tricks you need for your beach hunt in our guide to metal detecting on the beach.
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